Urania (Solomon Howe)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-06)   CPDL #47226:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Treble edited throughout, to decrease repetition of D#. Both pairs of stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-11-06)   CPDL #47225:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-11-06).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 62 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added. Treble edited throughout, to decrease repetition of D#. Both pairs of stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Urania
First Line: To my almighty Savior's hand
Composer: Solomon Howe
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1804 in Howe's The Farmer's Evening Entertainment, p. 10

Description: Words by an anonymous author, first published with this tune in 1804, with four stanzas. Howe used two stanzas of the hymn for each line of his composition.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. To my almighty Savior's hand
Myself I now resign;
What-e'er I am, possess, or wish,
Was his, before 'twas mine.

2. In perils, pains, in doubts and fears,
He always gave support;
And to his friendly care and aid,
In future I'll resort.

 

3. 'Tis reason, I should praise his name,
Who is my endless friend;
And serve his cause, with love and zeal,
Far as my powers extend.

4. Mortals, behold the power and love
The great Redeemer shows!
To bring you to immortal bliss
And overcome your foes.